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In Science this week, a University of California, San Francisco, team describes using single-nucleus RNA sequencing of tissue from the brains of autism patients to identify molecular changes associated with severity of the condition. They analyzed patients' cortical tissue and find that synaptic signaling of upper-layer excitatory neurons and the molecular state of microglia are preferentially affected in autism.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.